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Jean Rose Rose

March 9, 1928 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 92)

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GALVA – Jean Rose Rose, 92, of Galva, died at 6:05 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded and a private Memorial Mass will be celebrated, Friday January 22 at St. John Catholic Church in Galva. Celebrant will be Fr. John Burns. Inurnment will follow at Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Catholic Church in Galva or to Visitation Catholic School. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 9, 1928 in Kewanee, the daughter of Ralph and Clara (Engels) Swett. She married Eugene C. “Gene” Rose on January 28, 1951 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2016. Survivors include three daughters, Cheri (Kevin) Karau of Kewanee, Deb (Jim) VanDeVelde of Dahinda and Kelly Coutou of Kewanee, five grandchildren; Shelli (Brian) Daum, Kimberly (Brian) Wilcoxon, Heather (Robert) Ketcham, Chad (Chrissy) VanDeVelde and Mathias Coutou, eight great grandchildren, Jenson, Nolan, Camille, Dane, Mae, Eli, Stevie and Ruby and a brother, Ralph Swett Jr. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Lucille, Leo, Tom and Marion and a sister-in-law, Eileen.

Jean attended Visitation Catholic School and then Kewanee High School where she graduated in 1946. She had been a homemaker and was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Galva and its Altar and Rosary Society. She had raised her family near several waterfront locations including Lake Calhoun and cabins on the Rock and Mississippi rivers. She dearly loved her family and grandchildren and was always a proud and loyal supporter of all their activities and she will be deeply missed by them all.


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St. John Catholic Church
212 NE 1st St.
Galva, IL 61434

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